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Signal log of S.S. "Great Eastern" during the laying and recovery of Atlantic cables 1866-65 [sic].
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Signal log of S.S. "Great Eastern" during the laying and recovery of Atlantic cables 1866-65 [sic].

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00650, Box 4-folder 3
  • Collection
  • 1866

“Signal log for the Great Eastern during the cable laying and recovery of Atlantic cables 1866-65” [Signals here are between the Great Eastern and the “Terrible”, “Racoon”, “Medway”, and “Albany” [...] the messages comprise S.S. Great Eastern July 13, 1866 – Sept. 8, 1866 Telegraphs Telegraph Collection a narrative of the laying of the cable. Minor incidents are recorded here such as on July 17 “warning bell touched by accident” and the following day “cables are entangled in tank”. The cables become much more detailed toward the end of July and the second part of this signal journal describes the successful attempt to refind the 1865 cable repair it and complete its connection with Newfoundland.]